On Thursday, October 24th, I will be officially kicking off my 2020 campaign for county commission and you are cordially invited to join me. Grab a cold beer and tell me about your hopes and concerns for our rapidly growing community. It would be a privilege to meet you and your loved ones. Together, we can ensure of future of peace and prosperity for our county and our nation.
Thursday, October 24th
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Cabarrus Brewing Company, 325 McGill Ave. NW, Concord, NC 28027
You can RSVP (If you like) on Meetup,
People can lead the way, without being masters, by self-sacrifice and truly serving.
To truly serve requires being a servant, not a master of others…
The medical uses of cannabis and its derivatives are continuing to be discovered at an astonishing rate. This is despite the fact that U.S. government clings to an absurd, baseless classification of cannabis as a Schedule I drug, which severely limits research and scientific advancement.
We recently reported on two rather surprising fields that could benefit from medical cannabis, as well as clinical data that backs its use for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The diversity of medical uses for cannabis lies in its ability to stimulate cannabinoid receptors in the brain, which are fundamental to the proper functioning of physiological systems.
Source: Revolutionary Study Shows Cannabis Protects Traumatized Brains And Helps Them Heal
So is it really the case that liberty and the environment are simply opposed? Does the good of one come only at the expense of the other? Or can liberty and a flourishing natural environment reinforce one another, the good of one encouraging the good of the other? Can economic activity under a system of liberty be environmentally sustainable in the long run?
Ronald Bailey tackles the impact, pro and con, of sustained economic growth on our environment. Through detailed research and objective observation of opposing viewpoints, Bailey concludes the following…
These findings point not toward breaking but strengthening markets: we need to institute mechanisms that allow markets to price in global externalities, bringing to bear the forces that have worked so well for costs that are already internalized to property owners, like local land loss and pollution cleanup. How this will work in practice is a subject well worth debating. But those debates should begin with the following fundamental points of agreement, drawn from history and economics. Free markets are the most robust mechanism ever devised by humanity for delivering rapid feedback on how decisions turn out. Profits and losses discipline people to learn quickly from and fix their mistakes. By contrast, top-down bureaucratization tends to stall innovation and to make it more difficult for people and societies to adapt rapidly to changing conditions, economic and ecological. Centrally planned economies fail; centrally planning the world’s ecology will fail as well. Our aim must be to find ways for liberty and the environment to flourish together, not to sacrifice one in the vain hope of protecting the other.
The whole article can be read here… https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/liberty-and-the-environment
Ronald Bailey is the science correspondent for Reason magazine. This article is adapted from a lecture delivered at the Reconciling Ecology and Economics conference hosted by the Property and Environment Research Center in 2013.